Mark and Brian Gunn, the cousin and brother, respectively, of filmmaker James Gunn, are adapting Jupiter Legacy for producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for the big screen. This as word comes that the first volume of the popular Mark Millar-Frank Quitely comic book series is being offered to fans for free tomorrow for 24 hours only here, which should make its fan base very happy.
Jupiter’s Legacy, which was picked up by di Bonaventura last year, is about a group of ageing superheroes (the Union) who used their powers for the greater good of all. It follows the offspring kids who haven’t really lived up to the legacy of the golden age of superheroes.
The Gunn brothers scripted Journey 2 and Journey 3.
Millar’s other work includes American Jesus, Supercrooks, and The Ultimates, which inspired much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Several of his original works —Superior, Chrononauts, Empress (with producer Joe Roth), Huck, MPH, and Starlight — are already in development for film or television.